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The Dana Foundation's Communications department provides a free resource for journalists developing stories on topics related to the brain. To inquire about a brain expert or to request background information, please e-mail with your question and your media affiliation, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Journalists can also request access to our searchable Brain Expert Directory of more than 350 leading experts in the major fields of neuroscience, all of whom are Dana Alliance members committed to public outreach. 

 Featured News and Articles

According to researched supported by NIMH, about half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14, and last year alone, less than 40% of all adults with mental illness received any treatment. Panelists Colleen Barry, Anne Marie Albano, and Nelson Freimer shared their expertise at a recent Neuroscience and Society panel discussion, "Mental Illness Across the Ages."
•  Watch the video of "Drug Addiction and Incarceration," the latest Capitol Hill briefing presented by the Dana Foundation and the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Presenters include Dana Alliance member Charles O'Brien, founding director of the Charles O'Brien Center for Addiction Treatment at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Joshua Lee, assistant professor in medicine and psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center. 
Dana Foundation grantee Michael Lipton discusses his research on the cumulative effects of soccer heading impacts in our interview
Staying mentally sharp is a top priority for the aging population, and common questions include:  When is memory loss a sign of dementia? What actions can be taken to help maintain brain health? Our new, free booklet,Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain, gives answers to these and other memory-oriented questions in easy-to-understand language. Learn more in our press release.
Cerebrum Anthology 2014 is now available for purchase on Amazon! The book offers timely and provocative ideas in neuroscience and book reviews from a cross-section of prominent neuroscientists, including recent Nobel Prize winners Edvard and May-Britt Moser, Miguel A.L. Nicolelis, and Temple Grandin. Contact for review copies.